Nickel City Chef – SEASON 8 Is Announced

Kevin Telaak

2016 will mark the eighth season of Nickel City Chef, the Buffalo/Niagara region’s premiere cooking competition.

Described by many as Buffalo’s own version of Iron Chef, Nickel City Chef is as much about Western New York as it is about cooking and entertainment. We are privileged to live in an area with a rich history enhanced by hearty ethnic foods, a wildly varied agricultural bounty, and one of America’s greatest contributions to casual cuisine—the chicken wing.

Modern Take on a Classic Style

Kevin Telaak

Story: The kitchen is the core of this home, belonging to a family who loves to cook. The house is adorned with characteristics of the early 1940’s including a flagstone foyer, original woodwork and trim as well as leaded windows. Finding the right mix of classic and current was important, especially in maintaining an open concept plan. The end result was kitchen that seamlessly joined a family room ultimately creating a space for everyday family life.

Style: a modern take on a classic style. The space is home to warm tones, clean, linear elements and professional appliances.

Materials: The kitchen features painted white Kemper cabinets, high end appliances including Miele and Sub Zero, Cambria quartz countertops and Daltile product backsplash.

Challenges: This project had its own set of unique challenges. There were vast differences in ceiling heights, large HVAC ducts and pipes to be hidden and entrances to the garage to be observed and maintained. The large central column housing the refrigerator, bookshelves and pantries is actually constructed to hide a chase and other various pipes. It was the unique mix of aesthetics and practical install that made the kitchen such a great space.

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Are You Ready for Summer Event

Kevin Telaak

Please join us kick-off this summer by showing you the very best in summer entertaining products. We will be cooking on the Big Green Egg & Weber Grills and letting you taste the results!!

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase one for yourself!!!!!

Also May is Tupperware’s Birthday! You will be able to check out the latest in BPA free outdoor entertainment serving pieces as well as Tupperware favorites for purchase!

Feel free to pass this invite to anyone looking to own one of these fine products for their home. This IS the best time to buy!

 

Nickel City Chef, Season Seven, Episode 3

Kevin Telaak

Described by many as Buffalo’s own version of Iron Chef, Nickel City Chef is as much about Western New York as it is about cooking and entertainment. We are privileged to live in an area with a rich history enhanced by hearty ethnic foods and one of America’s greatest contributions to casual cuisine—the chicken wing.

While these edible icons are as important to Buffalo as professional sports teams and world-class architecture, in culinary terms, they are not all that we have to offer. Nickel City Chef is designed to expose our area’s talented chefs, providing them with an arena in which to showcase dishes that may be too daring or complicated to warrant a permanent position on a restaurant’s dinner menu.

This year, Feed Your Soul Productions has teamed up with Buffalo’s Highwatermark Films to again produce shortvideo segments detailing the day’s competition.Battle Milk, featuring whole white milk and whole chocolate milk from Hoover Dairy in Sanborn, NY, took place on March 22, 2015. Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz of Craving Restaurant and his sous chef, Patrick Chmura, took on Challenger Bryan Mecozzi of Black Iron Bystro, and his sous chef Steven Ceccarelli.

Judges included Chuck Cerankosky, co-owner of Rochester’s Good Luck and Cure restaurants, chef Mark Mistriner of Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, and Jill Gedra Forster, owner of Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile.

The show was held at Artisan Kitchens & Baths in Buffalo, NY and hosted by Bert Gambini, chef Mike Andrzjewski (Seabar, Tappo, Cantina Loco, and Bourbon & Butter), and special guest, chef James Roberts, CEC of Toutant.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Lexington Co-operative Market, Artisan Kitchens & Baths, Mansion on Delaware Avenue, H2Gro, Leonard Oakes Winery, Buffalo chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, and Independent Health’s Healthy Options.

Nickel City Chef is a Feed Your Soul Production. Feed Your Soul is owned and operated by Christa Glennie Seychew.

https://youtu.be/YzrGgb-D03w

 

Nickel City Chef – Battle Bread

Kevin Telaak

Nickel City Chef Battle Bread, featuring pain rustique, traditional French baguette, Grain Up! sourdough, and vollkornbrot from Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora, NY, took place on March 8, 2015. Nickel City Chef Brian Mietus of Bacchus Restaurant and his sous chef, Soichiro Kimura, took on Challenger Dustin Murphy of Tabree, and his sous chef Adrian Bylewski.

Judges included Izabela Wojcik, Director of House Programming for the James Beard Foundation, chef Brad Rowell of Elm Street Bakery, and chef Corey Kley of Rue Franklin, a winner from season six.

The show was held at Artisan Kitchens & Baths in Buffalo, NY and hosted by Bert Gambini, Chef Mike Andrzjewski (Seabar, Tappo, Cantina Loco, and Bourbon & Butter), and special guest, chef Adam Goetz of Craving.

FREE GE Monogram appliances!

Kevin Telaak

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Buy one GE Monogram professional range or one wall oven and cooktop combination and receive your choice of one of the following eligible items for free: Advantium® above-the-cooktop oven, hood insert, wine reserve, beverage center or 18″ or 24″ dishwasher.
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Total savings valued up to $3,698.

Offer valid January 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015. Visit Artisan Kitchens and Baths for details. www.artisankitchensandbaths.com

Buffalo Kitchen Projects on HOUZZ

Kevin Telaak

We are excited to offer a new way for you to view our Buffalo and Western New York kitchen projects on HOUZZ

http://ktelaak.houzz.com/

The traditional full version is still available at the link below:

http://www.houzz.com/pro/ktelaak/artisan-kitchens-and-baths

About Houzz

Houzz started with a house.

When founders Adi and Alon remodeled their home, they started the way these projects often do: with a tall stack of magazines and referrals for home professionals from people they knew. But after those piles of torn out pages failed to make their dream a reality, they felt stuck. There had to be a better way.

So they built Houzz. A place to browse and save beautiful home photos. A place to find the right design and construction professionals. A place to connect with others who have been there too. Houzz started as a side project but has become a community of more than 20 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals—across the country and around the world.

Whether you are starting a complete kitchen remodel or just looking for the perfect bedside table, the Houzz community of homeowners and professionals is here to help. And when you are ready to start your project, Houzz is the best way to get inspired, discover products and to find and collaborate with the perfect architect, designer or contractor.

 

Nickel City Chef – Competition 3 of Season 5 at Artisan Kitchens and Baths

Kevin Telaak

Nickel City Chef, a Feed Your Soul production, is an exciting and popular cooking competition, but it is so much more than that too.

Nickel City Chef offered up the third competition on this year’s schedule at Artisan Kitchens and Baths, 200 Amherst St. Buffalo, NY 14207 on March 24th with a battle featuring De Maas Amber Ale from Community Beer Works. CBW is Buffalo’s only nanobrewery and in less than a year of competition has garnered national awards and recognition. Most recently they took second place in a well-regarded national IPA challenge, a feat previously unheard of for a brewery so small.

Challenging Chef Carmelo Raimondi of Carmelo’s in Lewiston, took on Nickel City Chef Brian Mietus, owner and executive chef of downtown’s well-appointed Bacchus. Judges for the day included Ivy Knight, Toronto food writer and Editor-in-Chief of the lauded Swallow, Chef James Roberts of Park Country Club (winner of Nickel City Chef’s 2011 Battle: Beer), and Chef Chris Dorsaneo of Lloyd, a winner from 2012’s Nickel City Chef series.

As always, the show took place at the stunning interactive showroom of Artisan Kitchens & Baths where the chefs are able to work on Viking and Jenn-Air appliances. Nickel City chef is hosted by Bert Gambini and Chef Mike Andrzejewski. Photography by Wabi Sabi Foto. Video by Brian Mihok.

Here is the URL for this episode: http://youtu.be/fLjYCkPHIe8

Next on the roster is the 24th installment of the show, which takes place on April 14th and features Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz versus Chef Edward Forster of Mike A’s in the Hotel Lafayette.

Nickel City Chef’s fifth season sold out in less than a day. Feed Your Soul, the production company behind the series, seeks to showcase the culinary talent, in the field and the kitchen, that exists here in WNY.

This season is sponsored by Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Wegmans, Cutco, Artisan Kitchens & Baths, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, D’Avolio, Healthy Options from Independent Health Foundation, Mansion on Delaware Avenue, You & Who, BuffaloIndustryNight.com, and fine appliance companies, Viking, Fisher & Paykel, DCS, and Sub Zero/Wolf.

“Nickel City Chef: Buffalo’s Finest Chefs & Ingredients” features over 32 recipes, farm profiles, chef bios, and competition insights from the hit show’s first three seasons. Plus each book holds a DVD featuring video from a selection of challenges and the film “Food for Change.” 

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